Druk Path Trek

10 Days / 9 Nights
An Intimate Journey

Tour Overview

Druk Trek Path is a great trekking option for amateur hikers. The trek starts from Paro valley and ends in Thimphu city. It is a four to six-day trek with a shorter distance between campsites. The trekking route itself follows an ancient mule track that connects Thimphu and Paro districts.

You'll come across many pristine highland lakes, scenic landscapes, and views of snowcapped mountains including the highest mountain in Bhutan, Mount Gangkar Puensum. Depending on the season of travel, you'll pass by highlander communities and their herd of yaks.

Druk Path Trek Information

Maximum Elevation: 4200 meters
Difficulty: Moderate
Start: National Museum, Paro
Finish: Motithang, Thimphu

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the pristine highland lakes and beautiful scenic landscapes
  • Great view of Mount Gangkar Puensum
  • Meet and interact with the highlander communities and herd of yaks

Daily Itinerary for Druk Path Trek (10 Days)

Day 1

Arrive in Paro

Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport.

After a quick stop at your hotel and lunch, you'll spend the day exploring Paro valley.

Day 2

Hike to Paro Taktsang

An avid hiker will find this experience deeply rewarding. Bask in the scent of pine trees as you climb the trail in and out of the woods. Let your imagination run wild as your guide narrates the Buddhist mythology surrounding this place to keep you company on your hike.

When you get to the top, let the cold mountain air, the waterfall cascading down the cliff, and the ambiance of a secluded monastery inspire a spiritual experience for you.

Day 3

Paro - Jele Dzong

You'll begin the trek from Paro to Jele Dzong at 3480 metres. It will be a five hour hike. As you climb up, you may be able to see Mount Jomolhari.

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Day 4

Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha

The 4-hour hike to Jangchulakha passes through dense alpine forests. The campsite will be at an altitude of 3770 meters.

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Day 5

Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso

It will be a 6-hour hike to Jimilangtso (Lake). The campsite for the night is near the lake at an altitude of 3200 meters.

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Day 6

Jimilangtso – Labana

It will be a 7 hour hike to Labana. You'll come across highlanders' campsite and pass by few more mountain lakes.

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Day 7

Simkota – Phajoding

En route to Phajoding, if the weather permits, trekkers will be able to see Bhutan’s highest mountain, Gangkhar Puensum. Phajoding is a Buddhist monastery which dates back to the 13th century. The campsite is near the monastery. Trekkers will finally have Thimphu city view from their campsite.

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Day 8

Labana - Thimphu

The final leg will be a 6-hour hike to Thimphu. If the weather permits, you'll able to see Bhutan’s highest mountain, Mount Gangkhar Puensum. En route, you'll pass through a 13th-century Phajoding monastery.

You will be driven to your hotel for a well-earned hot shower and a good night's sleep.

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Day 9

Explore Thimphu

You'll spend the day exploring the capital Thimphu city.

Day 10

End of Trip

Drive to Paro Airport

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Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms
  • The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
  • Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • 30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • 14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
  • There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.